As stated in my Previous Journal Entry
, after a talk with
I decided to give my Incredibles/Batman crossover series a much needed rewrite.
but, having just gotten started on the first chapter of 'Dark Knights', I may make even MORE changes than I originally thought.
Apart from fixing grammar errors, my main issue with the original version of the story was "realism"
some things in the story DIDN'T make any sense, and I felt some character were OOC (out-of-character)
So, here is a NEW list of changes to be made (for the previous list, Click the link above.)
. Making Batman a teenage certain complicated things..but, was necessary for my Violet/Batman pairing to work out.
though, this required some creative changes in terms of Batman's origins.
in the actual origins, Bruce Wayne was eight years old when his parents were killed.
and, in Batman: Arkham Origins, claimed that Bruce didn't begin his "special studies" until he was Barbara Gordon's age
(while not specified, Barbara in 'origins' is a teenage, and looked about thirteen or fourteen.)
he trained abroad, and didn't return to Gotham until he was a young adult.
In my "IncrediBat" canon, Bruce (and, Kathy) were only Six Years Old when their parents were killed.
they began their training when they were Thirteen, and didn't return to Metroville until they were Fourteen.
a bit of a stretch, I know. but, it's believable if you squint a little.
. 'Dark Knights' will be like 'Batman: Year One' and 'Batman: Arkham Origins'
where public knowledge of the Bat Team is denoted to myth, with most doubting that they are real.
Likewise, most major Batman Villains won't appear in "Dark Knights" due to the chronology
(Joker most likely doesn't exist yet, and neither is Twoface or perhaps even Poison Ivy.
though, Penguin, Mister Freeze probably do. and, Riddler may also function, though under a different alias)
leaving it open for more obscure Batman villains to make appearances.
BUT, for the most part. the main villains Batman will face are crime lords, like Black Mask, Carmine Falcone and Rupert Thorne.
. I can't be certain, but the plot of the story may change way from Xeric using the Lazurus Pits to resurrect Syndrome
(I might save THAT for a later story where Ra's al Guul makes an appearance. they are after all HIS Pits.)
but, I may still maintain the "Depowered Incredibles" storyline, for the sake of having the Parr family be powerless heroes for once.
I also may not bring back to life all of the dead Supers..but, instead create new ones.
Let's just say that I have a theory on how the Supers in the Incredibles Universe came to be in the first place.
that it was an "event" that affected half the human population..an event that can be repeated.
makes more sense than "bring-all-the-dead-characters-back-to-life. which seems very "Mary-Suish" to me.
. Based on the usual questions from
, I wish to make this Clear.
When I finish with my rewrite, I WON'T replace the existing chapters with them as an "update"
as this may be a new story altogether, I'll DELETE the old story, and reupload the new one in it's place.
Much simpler that way. -MetroXLR99